Святилища: археология ритуала и вопросы семантики [Текст] : материалы тематической научной конференции, Санкт-Петербург, 14-17 ноября 2000 г. / [редкол.: Д. Г. Савинов (отв. ред.) и др.- Санкт-Петербург : Изд-во С.-Петерб. ун-та, 2000. - 235 с. : ил., табл.
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Extended review of Ludomir R. Lozny, Prestate Societies of the North Central European Plains, 600 – 900 CE. New York: Springer 2013. Validity of the author's concepts and conclusions based on archaeological evidence is tested from the position of social anthropology.
The book is the collection of papers on history, archaeology and art critics of North-West Russia and Baltic area.
The book describes field research (archaeological anthropological, etc.) conducted in different years with financial support of the Russian Humanitairan Foundation.
The book describes bricks stamped with Aramaic and/or figural impressions from Babylon of the sixth century B.C. The book under review is not only a catalogue of bricks with Aramaic impressions and figurative stamps. The authors analyze catalogued items from several viewpoints, among which the most important are the following: 1) paleography and the significance of these documents for the history of Aramaic writing; 2) interpretation of the images found on Neo-Babylonian bricks; 3) onomastics and its bearing on the ethno-linguistic situation in Babylon during several decades of the sixth century B.C. The book of B. Sass and J. Marzahn provides sufficient comparative material for the sixth century Aramaic writing to help solving problems of dating some Aramaic texts.
The sixth report on the new excavations at Chagar Bazar contains the complete publication of the objects discovered in the graves that were described in the fourth volume. Particular attention was devoted to the archaeological study of 5105 beads, and this study was completed by the examination of the beads in the cuneiform documents (by Ilya Arkhipov).
This slim book is rich in content and ideas. Thanks to good forethought and logical consistency of presentation and argumentation the author managed to represent on less than a hundred pages a wide conceptually grounded panorama of the socio-political transformations on the spaces of present-day North-East Germany and North-West Poland. Abundant archaeological evidence is mainly compressed in comprehensive tables and expressed in graphic figures accompanied by brief but pithy summarizing comments in Chapters 2 and 3. The conceptual framework for the data analysis is defined explicitly in the introductory Chapter 1 and serves as a tool for clear generalizations in the closing Chapter 4 and guidelines for future research in Conclusions.
Several epigraphic corpora and some isolated inscriptions from Southern Levant may be considered as documents reflecting accounting procedures. This paper is a survey of such documents from the kingdoms of Israel and Judah in the period between ca. 931 and ca. 587 BCE. The emerging picture is fragmentary and uneven, which is related to two main reasons: apparently most of the documentation was kept on papyrus which usually does not survive in this region; the kingdom of Israel ceased to exist after ca. 720 BCE, the period when writing started to proliferate in Southern Levant. In the course of the research some of the corpora have been analyzed according to several, sometimes conflicting theories. On the other hand, there is a strong tendency to consider such corpora as lmlk jar handles, Samaria ostraca and “fiscal” bullae as documents reflecting taxation systems in the kingdoms of Israel and Judah.